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Transportation company relocates HQ

December 8, 2014
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Transportation company relocates HQ
Holland, a regional next-day transportation company, is based at its 85,000-square-foot headquarters in Holland. Photo via fb.com

 A transportation company that specializes in next-day delivery is moving its headquarters — but not far.

Holland said last month that it’s relocating its headquarters in Holland from 750 East 40th St. to 700 S. Waverly Rd., previously the home of Prince Corporation.

Holland said moving from a 50,000-square-foot space to the new 85,000-square-foot modern space will provide it with the space needed to operate more efficiently and better serve customers, while providing room for growth.

Operations are expected to commence at the new space today.

Holland was assisted in its site search by Colliers International West Michigan.

Holland is a brand of YRC Worldwide (Nasdaq: YRCW), which is a Fortune 500 holding company of transportation services brands in Overland Park, Kan.

“Our new location will give us the room we need to better serve Holland customers,” said Scott Ware, president, Holland. “I thank every Holland employee, past and present, for helping to create the success that continues to drive our growth."

The location will “set the stage for continued growth and success for the years ahead," Ware said.

Local fixture

Holland has a long history in Holland, which has included a handful of moves to accommodate the company’s growth.

The company’s original operations took place around its founder’s kitchen table.

“In 1929, our original headquarters was the home of our founders, John and Katherine Cooper, where billing was handled by Kitty at the kitchen table,” Ware said.

He noted the company outgrew the Cooper’s home, moving to West 6th Street. Further growth led the company to several other homes, including it most recent location, where it’s operated for 43 years.

Lakeshore “strength”

Leaders in the Holland community are happy the company chose to relocate in town.

"The Holland organization's decision to invest and grow in the lakeshore area is a great sign of the strength of our economy and workforce," said Jennifer Owens, president, Lakeshore Advantage, a regional economic development nonprofit. "We look forward to providing support to their growth.”

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